Jan 10, 2013 4:00pm PST
alabama says jack lew must never be secretary of the treasury. january none bream is at the white house. why? >> well, shepard, he, like many other republicans on the hill say that lew is the wrong man for the job because they call him a big government liberal. someone who has blocked them at every turn when they have tried to pass more spending cuts essentially. you know it's a very sore topic here in washington. you mentioned that sessions is the top republican on the budget committee. he told me today that two years ago when lew testified he lied. those were session's words. here is a bit more of what he had to say. >> we just can't have somebody who can't acknowledge, can't look the american people in the eye and tell them the truth about our financial condition. >> following lew's formal nomination here at the white house a number of other republican senators sent out reactions saying they are going to have an open mind. they will listen through the vetting process in the senate. most of them are inclined at this point to vote no. shep? >> shepard: much of the word we are get
Jan 8, 2013 4:00pm PST
luke? >> well, jack lew a favorite of president obama because he has serious knowledge of the federal budgets. he has a no drama style. he has been serving this president in a very high profile capacity since president obama took office as white house chief of staff and before that as the director of the office of management and budget. lew has served as director of those two big jobs. bottom line is we are told that he is well-trusted well regarded here at the white house, shep? >> probably not a household name everywhere but well known in washington, jack lew. >> no question about that certainly with those two high profile jobs here at the obama administration over the past four years has been engaged in some tough negotiations with lawmakers on capitol hill. this photo we are showing you is from new year's eve. is he on the right wearing glasses and a blue tie. and bottom line the top republican on the senate budget committee says while he offered this prediction about the confirmation battle. >> it is a bumpy confirmation process. i think the american people need to know t
Jan 11, 2013 4:00pm PST
. but other shows have other theories. >> there is jack lew signature. we could have a pretty ugly signature on our dollar bill. >> is it even a signature or did he start drawing charlie brown and give up after the hair? good grief! and it got no better when lew explained his fiscal policy quote i describe budget tapestry when it's hope dream of a nation. >> bret: thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that is it for "special report," fair, balanced and unafraid. charles, i had more time. >> shepard: this is the fox report. tonight, the feds say the deadly flu epidemic -- outbreak is now an epidemic. widespread in all but three states and killing children. but there may be some good news. and it's supposed to be among the most advanced passenger jets in all the world. but for the dream liner, it's really more nightmare. they have had electrical problems, a cracked windshield, even a fire. >> every new commercial airplane has issues in the inner service. >> shepard: now the feds are investigating. still, the dozens of dream liners already in service are going to keep flying.
Jan 9, 2013 4:00pm PST
holder at justice as attorney general. meanwhile expected the white house will name jack lew as his choice to be the next treasury secretary as early as tomorrow. sources know lew has been at the president's side for some the big decisions over the past several years, shep? >> shepard: mike emanuel at the white house lawn tonight. here is our favorite story of the day. our paper money could soon have a bunch of scwilgs on it if jack lew get the gig. puts the united states signature on all the green backs. that's the current secretary tim geithner's john hancock. here is lu's signature. see that? from a recent white house memo. it's a bunch of scwilgs skillings. geithner had to change his signature from the one you can see here so that people could read his name on the currency. after all, if you get to sign all the money, the least you can do is read your name. by now we have all heard that soda is not good for you. it turns out it might also be making us sad. sad soda. new research that suggests soda drinkers are more likely to be depressed. not really depressing. seems more stupid